APR 21 1924
When You Build Your Home, Build Well!
OL R own Home! For months — or years — you probabl) have
planned the Home you desire to build, until it has become
quite real to you.
\ our home will therefore, as nearly as possible, reflect \our per-
sonality. It will be the place where a great part of your time will
he spent; it will he the background of I he developing minds of your
children. In your imagination you picture it always as new. bright
and comfortable, and in good taste.
\our family and friends will -hare this atmosphere of individu-
ality and refinement which you will build into your home. And you
want to make this home of your- not only attractive and built so a^
to be easily kept that way. but also secure against deteriorating ele-
ments — safe from all the hazard- of fire.
Before you build, you will be interested to see what Milcor
Methods and Materials can accomplish in the attainment of vour
ideals, at a sensible cost! Homes built with Milcor Metallic Products
are distinctive. Their rooms remain new and attractive in appear-
ance. They possess character — refinement! They are fireproof,
crackproof and sanitary. Economical, too, in first cost, as well a-
presenting the immense advantages of minimum upkeep exepense
during years to come.
Of particular appeal is the ease with which Milcor-made room-
can be kept spick-and-span. This consideration i- among the most
important to the Wife who knows only too well the pi dems ordi-
narily attendant on the task of keeping the home clean and attractive.
the eldt r days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest en
Each it*' a unseen part;
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I j t US do our work as well.
Both the. tmeeen and the seen/'
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Stay-Rib Lath Insures Permanence
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The rigidity of this lath permits wider spacing of studs or sup-
ports. You benefit by better construction without increased cost.
In much the same manner as concrete is reinforced by steel,
plastered walls on a Stay-Rib base are actually steel-reinforced.
When the plasterer applies the mortar to the lath, the slightest pres-
sure from his trowel forces the mortar through the metal meshes.
The plaster hardens, permanently "keyed" to the lath — a wall thai
will never chip, crack, warp or "stripe" the way wood-lathed walls
usually do. In sound-proofness and in fireproof qualities, Milcor
Metal Lath construction is without equal.
Large sheets of Milcor Stay-Rib, w r ith an area of 16 square feet,
may be applied to the wall studs in one operation. This results in an
important saving over the laborious method of fastening wooden laths
one at a time. Furthermore, the Stay-Rib mesh is such that "scratch-
ing in" and "doubling back" (as plasterers call it) can be done
from the same scaffold — -practically two-coat work, at a big saving.
Walls of greater strength may be made as "thin" as 1% or 2
inches by the Milcor Method. Space is saved — larger rooms are
obtained from a given area. And through combined use of Milcor
Metal Products finer artistic effects, greater comfort, firesafeness and
maximum permanence can be built into your Home.
The rigidity of Milcor Stay- Rib Metal Lath
makes it easily handled in large sheets— 8 feet
Song hy % feet wide. Labor costs for erection
are thus reduced to the minimum. Wider
spacing of studs is also possible because of
this rigidity^ this means fewer studs, less
material and labor.
Why Wood Lathed Walh Crack.
As sooji as the building begins to settle,
each individual lath aits as a lever, pivoted
on its supporting nails. With this long lever-
age each lath shears off the narrow ridges of
plaster which provide the only grip-hold 0"
the wood. Naturally, the loosen* d wall cracks,
bulges', sags or falls off completely.
Why Stay-Rib Lathed Walls arePermanen f.
The rigid tat Ribs, all interconnected
elim ate the condition which gives shearing
leverage to the ina dual wooden lath. The
expanded metal takes up str\ es caused by
nettling. And the multitude of little hooks
or "keys" of plaster will never be sheared
off by the metal strands. Milcor Metal Lath
keeps the plaster backgro, tact.
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MilcoF^ Stay-Rib Lath Insures Permanence
r matei a take the pla of the Milcor Line, The
invention of these i \&\u\* ii arked the beginning
o! .1 ri( w i i in fine home constrm i ion«
The pi 1 1 « . 1 1 advantage- attained through the us< of Milcor
Metal Product endoi ed l»\ leading \rchite<is, Contractors uii
I. ii H |hti\
Vmoi tl a Milcor Producti id li should be of particulai in
-it*< | i.mulv u*mplatin£ 1 lie buildii ol B I lonie are
I. Mil r Stay-kil> Metal Lath.
\1ii V< me&h Metal Lath.
Mil Exp rt ( • i Beads.
1. Mi; >i / tpansion Door and Window I
Mil i / sponsion I • - r«-rd.
Mih <»r ' •!!< I M- I tl Pii ture Molding
MIL* OR Sic -Rib Metal Lath
a r J>. </ i foi pla <g
Tin f met a I lath a?* < red to wood lath, mnol
»ul I »ul i oi ti < I lath v jsi il
touard he ci kpi f, fireproof « pern ! plaste" d t\ |
*all Vi\ li j- r i If- to through the elopmea A
M .t- in Si H \ I I
< *a& esf Mil r Eng n exp«r imeot*
v h man n* i qMUlded metal \ /Jth of /n«-d< ril
br tit- an I deal result, for rigid ih ^'
fl the Mih <»r . Rib
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I he ii <lii\ oi ilu^ l.iifi permits w i < I # - 1 *p •>( stud* »u|
purl You bcnefil bv In'i.j rouMruetion without inci d I
In much flic nit mamit-i increte i- reinfi d b\ ^i I.
I • I - ■ - 1 • i «'«l w ; ■ 1 1 - on .1 n \\ Rib h.i^e e actually eel i-
When the phi teiei ipplie tl c m to the la the -I I pre**
from In- trowel f«>i > tin- mortal through (he rm I n
The plaMei hardens, permanently "keved to the lath i \ II I ii
will ri « -hi |> f crack warp or trip< th< w nod- lathed wall*
■ j - 1 j «i 1 1 v do In uund'proofiir ml in fkrep I qualities Vlil
\\r\ i| | ,aih nstrm i ion i vs ithoul equ ■ i
Large sheet- oi Vlilcoi Sta) Rib with I 16 iq »
ii be applied to th wall itud* in on I In- re*ult^ in
important -,iv ovei the I i -us method of ta-*l linjj v den lath
ne at a time Km thei moi thi Sta) Rib m h is *ueh thai
n ii i«l oubling I'M k las | i-h r^ call it ) ! ■■ I >ne
I I oni tl • nut i illidil |)i icticall) i v\i» vv«m k il j I.
Will- i.l eatei «%tn h ma\ be made as Inn <• I 1 J
ineli b\ the \l il« or Met I I Spat i
•btained f i oni i n area \n»l throi bined use oi \l i
Mel dPi odu< 1 1 finei irtisl eff< eatei r *res*i 'I
n . inn i pei i in c i an be built inl ur lh»me
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Mil( oKj Expansion Corner Beads
SIDE from m d< n i live in a home thai \^ i J I ni.nn it-
riginal appearance ol newness foi lonp y ears to com* then
anotl ctiral angle de&ervin of \<mi consideration.
Some <l«i\ \<>u max want to sell thi* I hum
Pi - 1 ><m 1 1 \ <- buyei will critical I) inspect the wall>. Plaster
cracks I I corners, ch vage cracks al inner angles of walb «»i
ceil - u] around dooi and window i sings, would seriously ell<-«i
tl >u would like to get.
rd agaii I thai possibility lb ■ ill comen and angb*^
H ne protected b\ Milcor Expansion Corner Beads. The\
will w 1 1 1 1 nd the mosi n abuse. I he cra&h ol
furniture of childrens' < I* 01 loy§ f which would
chip ugh chunks fr< ihe i Iiii.jm pla-tried COI
ner, will leave no iHI Lale marks i the Mlih mid
corner! The network ol dian id -haj>ed • sanded
D al it) Mill I I i pani i rier li< I rdon «
• I at tin [j ularlv i itinera bte point
I In e o( blow* or - i- mattered by thi
"ia\ mesh. ^ l paii"l< d piaster gets undu
-train. I l.<- ! i head Si I- ai n |da!<
in w B blow* ; would irdinaril) pro*
< ornei i ks caused b\ settling ol aw lathed
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Mil cor Eji Comer Bead V<>. 2 for
inner aiu/h s oj trulls fat lim oj junrtir
of wall* and ceiling,
structure will be avoided in your Home if Milcor Expansion Corner
Head and Metal Lath are used. When a wood-lathed building settles,
the lath at the corner of two adjoining walls are free to move inde-
pendently of each other. The plaMer, under such strains in opposite
directions, naturally cracks along the corner, the point of concen-
tration of the "shearing stress" of these opposing forces.
Milcor Expansion Corner Bead prevents this. Even when ap-
plied to walls of wood lath or of other construction. Expansion Cor-
ner Bead affords greater protection than any other corner reinforce-
Precisely straight-lined corners, which will add a plain, quiet
I ouch of beauty to the rooms of your Home, are made certain with
this ideal Corner Bead, The solid metal bead is formed hy "cold
drawing" the steel — a process which in-ures true lines. The plas-
terer likes this straight line corner, for it gives him a positively re-
liable guide to work to in getting his wall surface perfectly flat and
The solid metal bead extends out to the surface of the plaster at
either inner or outer angles. The expanded metal wings extend in
under the plaster, which "keys" through both the wings and the
lath beneath, uniting them in a permanent bond and doubly rein-
forcing the corner.
The ease and speed with which Milcor Expansion I orner Beads
may be erected is an item worth your attention. They can be wired,
stapled or "stuck" in place, quickly and securely. This saving in
labor usually more than offsets the slight extra co-t of thi- un-
equalled Corner Bead.
In this important detail, again you benefit by receiving more
permanent construction without extra expense, because of reduced
labor costs with Milcor Metallic Produ< its.
stfitixth indicate that the a r-
ago pro i.s reached h\t modern fire'
fighting apparatus within fifteen
minutes \er the blaze starts. The
F i r e Vndi rwriters' Laboratw ies
hare sit a One How Rating on Metal
Lath constructii —this rating re-
suited frwn U t$ proving thai even
re fire is con/ht for >'t I <t
one hour to the room <n which it
originai if thai room fats metal-
athod \st ruction.
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J nlrd l»\ tin \Iil« \l «ll .<ili melho
1M1 m i* tin -i imports id l«»i sou to conaidei
I i< ! that the Indnvsilrr I ! - li,t\< pi ©d ,i N|,.
H I (I laid pi. i-l (I *alU and | rtitiofia f ev<
.en um-iI o\ei \ Mud i |4 lion, i |>ro»*ive rvi- <»( thr
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I HoUl li.lt lll.it C\CII . v\oul<i llC
r at I >ur, to I room in which il started. St.it
- *h«>» th.it the I \<*i nutct an ■■*! critical in tlie
if thr fin I failed t« »•«*<) n«»t un«
hat turn • uill be ma "ft mtl much damag*
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Metal l*th (
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Mil< o/^ Expansion Door and Window Casing
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pan i m ■ Sen artisl icalh
itai hi' ife i 1 1 I < hi' tli
I i \ nt'w expanded n ad
hi J, urns) » ex| len
metal i aain
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ii w ind< -v\ - hh> m obj thr«
nol i ill in ihe i Iv wal I w h ii-h ar tin lei
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i - n Casing> ever I m< r n <l i
l >in;^ i 1 1 1 \ S) ftftt'i i month
[ ml I I n-hf in the |>l i-t i- I i «
re) with th twork of expai I metal i an. i pen
bond to the wall-base, ther innot j bl\
bet utyn - a wall. itli
such 5ep wrks u in t<> il
has n< hi on such -. Vs ra
ci the> otter in ideal harl for • lu.-t and ver n —an un- • irv
»n which - (>r ilK m >atil
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\J Expansion Casing broken away
thoh is locktd ttylilly u al dipt
.'en nb of door or u These
p f . buried the pic r and t
The only exposed part of the Milcor Expansion Casing is a neat,
solid metal molding, about one inch wide and three-quarters of an
inch deep. The beautiful simplicity of this casing-molding permits
the most desirable sort of architectural effects and adds an indescrib-
able charm and an air of refinement lo the general appearance of
rooms that are Mil cor trimmed. Three styles of molding are avail-
able — see the "profile" sketches on page 9.
Just compare the clumsy, old-fashioned, six-inch wooden casing
with this neat, narrow, metal band, flush with the plastered wall-
urface. The contrast from the standpoint of appearance alone is
o strongly favorable io the Milcor Expansion Casing that most
people who get a good conception of this modern metal product are
not satisfied with any other type ol casing. Then when you con-
ider the economy and many practical advantages gained through
Milcor Expansion Casings, in addition lo their pleasing appearance,
you will appreciate the reason for the increasing popularity of this
improved method of trimming doors and windows.
For permanent*' ae well as for better artistic effects, for exterior
or interior work, Milcor Expansion Casings are supreme. They can
never warp; they are fireproof and wear proof; they lend themselves
nicely to distinctive color schemes, finished in the same tone as the
wall or in a shade or two darker, to harmonize with the decorative
Exterior Expansion Casings fabricated from Pure Zinc- or Pure
Cold Rolled Copper are recommended particularly for trimming of
doors and windows in stucco construction. The immunity these ma-
terials possess against corrosion make them ideal for this purpose.
Galvanized steel ! tpansion Casings are generally used for interior
trim, although /mc or copper are also recommended highly for
Not only have Milcor engineers provided this perfeci Door and
Window Casing, but they have also invented a special clip, or lock.
h\ mean* f which die erection of Expansion Casings is greatly facil-
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itated. This patented Casing fastens in under the solid metal-
molding, securely locks the casing to the door jamb and is entirely
out of sight when the wall is completed, embedded in the finished
plaster. This is a little detail, but important, for it eliminates any
chance for any portion of the cas-
ing to separate from the door or
the initial cost of
\lilcor Expansion Door and Win-
dow Casings as compared with
hardwood casings. Consider the
freedom from upkeep expense and
the saving in labor-cost of erection.
You'll find it pays well to specify
this ultra-modern type of construc-
The Three Styles in
No. 4— $£ Round.
No. 6—0. G.
No. 8—0. G .— 24 Cause.
Be Sure You Are Right,
Then Go Ahead.
No man can get very far into
plans for building a home for his
family, before realizing that he is
embarking on one of the greatest
undertakings of his life.
The building of a home deserves the most serious consideration
of modern construction methods and materials.
Be sure you are right before you start. The pleasure and advan-
tages of owning your own home may be lost through worry about
poor construction. Have your building —
". . . wrought with greatest care
Each minute' and unseen part."
Most of these Milcor Products will be unseen in the finished
structure. But in years to come, you will be mighty glad they are
Shere. Build so that your Home remains new!
Rooms built with
1/ / / c o r Expaksion
Casings and other
Milcor Products al-
ways look new ami
arc easily kept im-
maculately ch an.
The expanded metal wing pro •■■> a mul-
titudi of ho the plaster, right up
to the base of the casing. The overlapping
'js at c ers add still more strength t
this sturdy construction. Not\ that the mor-
tar fiows iii under tht solid metal molding
where it hardens into i at onv
pOSSibx / of marring or irtrj i mold -
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MilcoK' Netmesh Lath Ideal for Curves
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k I lath thai \ i pi <*< i^<*l \ I <>» mi I i«> 111 ui
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Mil cor Concealed Picture Molding is fas-
tened directly over the lath. The plaster
keys through the holes in the molding and
binds it firmly to the lath beneath.
MilcoK~> Concealed Picture Molding
SINCE the perfection of Milcor Concealed Metal Picture Mold-
ing, the old fashioned, protruding wooden picture molding is
no longer in vogue.
This new style metal molding, embedded firmly in the plastered
wall not only improves the appearance of the room because of its
inconspicuousness, but at the same time provides a staunch support
for pictures, tapestries, mirrors or other wall decorations.
Dust and vermin cannot collect on Milcor Concealed Picture
Molding. The plaster is trowelled flush with the two metal beads
that form the outer edge of the groove of the molding. This narrow
groove alone appears as a fine line in the finished wall. This mold-
ing cannot sag — it cannot show ill-matched ends, as wooden mold-
ing usually does. Clean, unobstructive and strong — see that this
modern metal molding is installed in your Home.
The Five Most Vulnerable Points.
Ask your Architect and Contractor about the Five Most Vulner-
able Points in Dwellings. The Milcor Method of Metal Construc-
tion will insure you of maximum protection at these points.
Beautiful, crackprooj ', fireproof walls— sani-
tary, unobstructive Door and Window Cas-
ings instead of clumsy woodwork — pictures
and decorations afloat from modern Milcor
Concealed Molding, a barely perceptible
metal groove instead of dirty, sagging, misfit
Milcor Metal Products are the dis
tincHon of the truly modern home.
To Every Room of the Home, MILcoRj Metallic
Construction Brings a Greater Measure of Comfort
The Living Room:
Crackproof, fireproof walls and ceiling on Stay-Rib
Metal Lath — exposed corners above the Fire Place
protected by Expansion Corner Ban/ — all outer and
inner angles made crackproof by Kxpansion Corner
Bead — windows and doors neatly trimmed with
wod looking, sanitary Milcor Expansion Casings
(none of that clumsy, old fashioned, ornate, gin-
gerbread woodwork). Wide expanses of wall, un-
broken by protruding molding or dirt-collecting
woodwork. Specify these Milcor Products for your
The Dining Room:
Sanitary, vermin-proof, Expansion Door and Win-
dow Casings — crackproof walls and ceiling — per-
manent corners! ('lean, attractive— and easy to
keep thai w;iy. You'll waul Milcor Products in
your Dining Room.
The Bed Rooms:
Soundproof walls and ceiling are ]>ossible in your
Home if Milcor Stay-Rib or Netmesh Metal Lath is
used properly. Bedroom furniture is moved almost,
daily — you will want these concealed "bumpers" on
all corners. Expansion Corner Bead will perma-
nently protect plastered corners and defied blows
which would ruin ordinary corners. Expansion
Metal (;isiiiL r s keep dust, dirt and cold from getting
in at door and window jambs. The Bed Rooms of
your Home deserve Milcor construe! on.
As ;i se lor glazed Tile in the walls of you
kitchen, Milcor Stay-Rib i^ ideal because of its su-
perior rigid . . Kitchen wall corners need the pro-
tection of Expansion Corner Bead. Ceiling and
walls If plnsi. ,w Xetmesli or Stay-Rib, wil] not
sag or cr t, in spite «>i louds of steam and change
oi temperature three times daily in your kitchen.
r l sanitary features of Expansion f'n^imrs and
the ease with winch th« can be lv'*P' spotlessly
clean, make them most desirable for door and win-
dow casings in this busiest room of your Home.
Specify the best for your Kitchen — your wife de-
serves this extra consideration — Milcor construc-
tion will be appreciated by Her.
The Bath Room:
As a reinforcing base for concrete floor in which
finished tile or terrazo floor is laid, Stay-Rib Lath
is important, as well as for the base for tile and
plastered walls, Milcor lathed walls and ceiling
will never sag or warp from the clouds of steam
Expansion Door and Window Casings won't warp
or separate from the wood jamb. For permanence,
have these Milcor Products in the Hath Rooms and
Lavatories of your Home.
The Furnace Room:
Wherever the tire hazard requires consideration,
Milcor construction is of vital importance. Cellar
ceilings plastered on Milcor Metal Lath will insu-
late tin 1 first floor of your home from cold, damp-
ness fire. The Laundry Room. Fruit Cellar and
other "underground" rooms can be plastered in a
permanent, practical manner with Milcor Metal
Maximum insulation from cold, from heat, from
fire or moisture is obtained in the Mileor-Iathed
garage. Where garages for three or four or more
cars are built, with separate stalls for each car,
Milcor Netmesh or Stay-Rib parti tions, form a prac-
tical, economical means of separation.
Closets Under Stairway:
Fires often start in such places, if ;i stairway is
wrecked a fire may have horrible consequences.
Guard against this jK>ssihility — have all closets Mil-
For Fire-Stops between partitions and for covering
Plumbing pipes and hea( ducts, specify Milcor
Milcor Fireproof Building Products
are Manufactured by
Milwaukee Corrugating Company
Kansas City, \fo
La Crosse. \\ is.
Fd free to communicate direct with our main office or any of our branches if you desire further details
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